Dodge County 3, Hopkins 2, OT
HOPKINS — Matt Donovan put back a rebound 1:48 into overtime here Tuesday to lift the Dodge County boys hockey team to its first victory of the season, in a non-conference game against Hopkins.
It was a nice bounce-back victory for the Wildcats (1-1-1 overall), who never trailed in the game. They suffered a loss at Maple Grove, the No. 2 team in Class AA, over the weekend.
Defenseman Easton Hammill scored his second goal of the year, and his fourth point, in the first period, and University of Minnesota commit Brody Lamb scored in the third period.
Hopkins falls to 1-3-0 overall.
No other statistics were available from Tuesday’s game.
The Wildcats play at New Prague at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Northfield 7, Century 2
NORTHFIELD — Rochester Century suffered its second consecutive loss, dropping to 2-2-0 overall and in the Big Nine Conference, falling at Northfield on Tuesday night.
Owen Merges and Aiden Emerich scored for the Panthers, and Cole Rocholl made 26 saves. But the Raiders scored twice in the first period, then added two more quick goals in the second period to build a 4-0 lead before Merges scored at the 6:27 mark to get Century on the board.
Emerich scored with one minute remaining in the game.
Northfield (4-0-1 overall, 4-0-0 Big Nine) was led by Spencer Klotz, who had a goal and four assists.
Century hosts Mankato East at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.
NORTHFIELD 7, CENTURY 2
Century 0 1 1 — 2
Northfield 2 3 2 — 7
Century: Owen Merges 1 goal; Aiden Emerich 1 goal; T.J. Gibson 1 assist; Josh Hanson 1 assist; Sam Burmester 1 assist. Goalie: Cole Rocholl 26 saves (33 shots).
Northfield: Mike Fossum 1 goal; Luke Johnson 1 assist; Matt DeBuse 1 assist; Spencer Klotz 1 goal, 4 assists; Carson VanZuilen 2 goals; Cayden Monson 2 goals; Will Tidona 1 goal; Josh Kruger 1 assist; Ryan Will 2 assists. Goalie: Micah Olson 19 saves (21 shots).
Faribault 8, Red Wing 0
FARIBAULT — Faribault scored 70 seconds into Tuesday’s Big Nine Conference game and didn’t let up. The Falcons (1-3-0 overall) scored twice in the opening period, then five times in the second en route to beating Red Wing (1-2-1).
Maclain Weasler recorded a 15-save shutout for the Falcons, who received goals from eight different players.
Red Wing plays at Albert Lea on Thursday.
FARIBAULT 8, RED WING 0
Red Wing 0 0 0 — 0
Faribault 2 5 1 — 8
Red Wing: Goalies: Calyn Blue 23 saves (30 shots); Dixon Ehlers 10 saves (11 shots).
Faribault: Body Pavel 1 goal, 1 assist; Lucas Linnemann 1 goal, 1 assist; Oliver Linnemann 2 assists; Zach Siegert 1 goal; Keaton Ginter 1 goal; Grady Goodwin 1 goal; Owen Nesberg 1 assist; Zach Slinger 1 goal, 1 assist; Blake Vinar 1 goal, 1 assist; Jordan Nawrocki 1 goal, 1 assist. Maclain Weasler 15 saves (15 shots).
Minnesota River 6, La Crescent-Hokah 1
Le SUEUR — Minnesota River broke open a close game with three goals in the second period to top Section 1A rival La Crescent-Hokah.
Wyatt Farrell scored the Lancers’ lone goal, on a power-play 12:48 into the first period, to tie the score 1-1. But the Bulldogs answered less than a minute later as Seth Reicks scored the game-winning goal.
Brady Sowder led Minnesota River with a goal and two assists.
MINNESOTA RIVER 6, LA CRESCENT-HOKAH 1
La Crescent-Hokah 1 0 0 — 1
Minnesota River 2 3 1 — 6
La Crescent-Hokah: Wyatt Farrell 1 goal; Owen Davison 1 assist; Liam Farrell 1 assist. Goalie: Logan Yehle 24 saves (30 shots).
Minnesota River: Brady Sowder 1 goal, 2 assists; Alex Shaffer 2 assists; Mason Reinhardt 1 goal, 1 assist; Seth Reicks 1 goal, 1 assist; Logan Throldahl 1 goal; Tyler Erickson 1 goal; Judson Narum 1 goal; Connor Bjorling 1 assist; Jake Rimstad 1 assist; Brendan O’Keefe 1 assist. Goalie: Mitch Kotek 19 saves (20 shots).